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Stamp Duty, is it payable?

If someone has not owned a house in UK for the last 36 years, do they qualify as a first home owner?

Asked on Jun 29 2010, General in Rotherham | Report content

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  • Anybody who has had their name on title deeds of a property in this country or another would have to pay the stamp duty regardless of how long they have been living abroad. If they are a FTB and have never owned a property anywhere then they are entitled not to pay the stamp duty.

    Answered on Jun 30 2010, Report content
  • Your solicitor is required to get you to sign a declaration that you have never owned a property before, if you have owned a property even briefly many years asgo then you will still have to pay the stamp duty.

    Answered on Jul 1 2010, Report content

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